The Lord will happiness divineAuthor: William Cowper
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1 The Lord will happiness divine
On contrite hearts bestow:
Then tell me, gracious God, is mine
A contrite heart or no?
2 I hear, but seem to hear in vain,
Insensible as steel;
If ought is felt, 'tis only pain
To find I cannot feel.
3 I sometimes think myself inclined
To love thee, if I could;
But often feel another mind,
Averse to all that's good.
4 My best desires are faint and few,
I fain would strive for more;
But when I cry, "My strength renew,"
Seem weaker than before.
5 I see thy saints with comfort filled,
When in thy house of prayer;
But still in bondage I am held,
And find no comfort there.
6 O make this heart rejoice or ache;
Decide this doubt for me;
And if it be not broken, break,
And heal it if it be.
The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799
The Lord will happiness divine. W. Cowper. [Lent.] Published in the Olney Hymns, 1779, Bk. i., No. 64, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "The contrite heart." It is in a large number of hymnals in Great Britain and America, and is specially suited for private use.
-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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